The Rock Wall

After the Farm Bureau annual meeting Friday night, I asked Kalena Kenney for help summarizing the speech she gave. What I got in an email Monday morning was a big surprise. It was Kalena’s entire speech. From my front row table sitting with Pete and Murnie Fast, I never saw Kalena look at any notes.

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Christmas (Parade) coming earlier this year

After months of deliberation, the El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to have the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Nov. 18. Chamber Executive Director Jackson Tough said the decision to move the date from the first Saturday in December to the third Saturday in November was designed to make it a

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Marketing director

NEW AT CCMH – El Dorado Springs native Jeanne Hoagland has been selected to fill the new Marketing Coordinator position at Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs. Jeanne will work part-time at the hospital. Her main focus will be educating the community on the services provided by Cedar County Memorial Hospital and in

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City Council hears plea for more police

During the Public forum at the Monday, Sept. 18, meeting, the El Dorado Springs City Council heard Ed Adams ask the city to pay police officers more money and hire additional officers stating the town “has a lot of drugs.”  He said he felt that the officers should be paid more than Nevada pays, which

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Boots, bulls, broncs and…crowns

RODEO ROYALTY – During the Land of Lakes Youth Fair Rodeo on Friday, Sept. 15, three young ladies were recognized for their participation  and hard work with the rodeo and crowned as the royalty for the two day event. From left, Queen McKensi Marshall, Princess Hope Heryford and Junior Princess Kashly Berning. They were crowned

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International traveler

FARM BUREAU SPEAKER – Kalena Bruce added another Farm Bureau job to her list Friday night before she addressed the group of 98 at the annual Cedar County Farm Bureau meeting in the First Baptist Church auditorium in El Dorado Springs. Earlier that night in the meeting, Kalena was elected president of the Cedar County

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Can’t Escape Politics

Editor: It is not even funny that one cannot escape politics. It is in the workforce, entertainment, sports, churches, and just about everywhere else. One cannot even relax watching football as several players will kneel or sit out the “Star-Spangled Banner” in protest. Even the Miss America Pageant has become involved with the contestants being

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Chronic Wasting = Mad Cow?

Editor: The Missouri Department of Conservation has a “Tiger by The Tail” and don’t know what to do with it. They act like the little boy who is walking past the graveyard and is whistling to himself in order to keep his courage up and hope everything will be all right. Chronic Wasting Disease is

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Ambulance Board holds short meeting

The Cedar County Ambulance District board met Monday, Sept. 18, in the El Dorado Springs Ambulance Barn. Meeting called to order at 6:39. Roll call Present: John Wilson Chairman Nadine Sinclair Evelyn Boyle Rusty Norval Absent: Kenny Turner Vice Chairman Keith Kasco Sec/Tres. Agenda Approval: A motion was made by Wilson to approve the agenda

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CBCO donors provide more blood in hurricane relief effort

CBCO donors were able to provide 100 units of blood to hurricane ravaged areas of Florida during the past week. Separate shipments went to Lee Memorial Hospital in Ft. Myers, FL, and OneBlood, the independent supplier of blood to many hospitals in Florida. Blood donations have just resumed in the areas hit by Hurricane Irma,

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